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The Leavenworth City Council has agreed to move forward with the annexation of some property off Ski Hill Drive called NNA Pinegrass, owned by McDevitt Land Company, which is Jordan and Olivia McDevitt. “This is the first step toward annexation. It’s annexation of a relatively small area in a...

Lee Duncan
Headline: Subheadline: By Gary Bégin NCW Media’s Managing Editor Gary Bégin sat down with businessman Lee Duncan recently at Tastebuds Coffee & Wine restaurant in Wenatchee to discuss his candidacy for a seat on the Chelan County Board of Commissioners. Duncan has announced he is vying for...

The Leavenworth City Council has again approved the annexation of 10.5 acres at the west end of town, which is proposed to become Adventure Land.
Due to a procedural error, the city of Leavenworth was forced to go through the process again to annex the 10.5 acre parcel at the west end of town, which could be the site for the future Adventure Park. A public hearing was held on May 22 at the Leavenworth City Council meeting. At the first...

After years of negotiations, city officials are closing in on an agreement with the WSDOT on this parking property, which has been used over the years by RVs and big rigs.
After years of negotiating with the Washington State Department of Transportation to purchase the dirt parking lot at the west end of town, it appears now to be coming to fruition. The city council discussed the matter at the May 8 study session. The current plan would have the WSDOT keep a...
Western Rivers Conservancy and the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust have launched an effort to permanently conserve a property of immense importance to Washingtonians and to the fish and wildlife of the Wenatchee River, Lake Wenatchee and the North Cascade Mountains. In March, WRC signed an agreement to...

One of the fun things to do at the golf tournament is the putting contest.
The Cascade Medical Foundation is hosting their 16th annual Golf Classic on June 18 at the Leavenworth Golf Club. It is presented by Marson and Marson, a division of Tum-a-Lum Lumber. The tournament is annually the biggest fundraiser for the Foundation, which raises money for needed items at...
The flooding of the downtown park trails covered many parts of the trails, which are very close to the Wenatchee River. Here, the water is completely covering of the popular Barn Beach.  
A public meeting was held on May 14 at the Chelan County Fire District 3 to discuss the situation at the Eightmile Dam in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The dam has been in danger of breeching due to the potential for increase snow melt around the watershed, which was impacted by the Jack Creek Fire...
Since it was announced last year the Cascade School District would look into selling a parcel of land next to Beaver Valley School, there has been controversy. The Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue station next door indicated an interest in purchasing the property for purposes of expanding their fire...

More than two dozen people spoke at the hearing on Chelan PUD’s application moratorium for service to cryptocurrency operations.
Chelan County PUD commissioners on May 14 listened to comments from customer-owners and cryptocurrency miners at a public hearing. Staff reviewed steps taken since the board imposed the March 19 application moratorium for cryptocurrency mining and similar data operations. After hearing staff and...

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